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#1 TK3

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:02 PM

My son is 10 next month and still believes in santa, eater bunny, tooth fairy. I know some kids don't at his age but he seems to be happy with them being 'real'.
I'm sure some of the kids at school don't believe anymore so do I tell him they aren't real or let him find out from his mates at school?

I know how cruel kids can be so I don't want him to be teased over it.

So does your child/ren believe, and if they don't what age were they when they found out?



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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:39 PM

Our children are 11 and 9 and both still believe in all of the above. In instances where other children have told them it's not true we've simply said "If they don't believe, they don't get the benefit/enjoyment", they are happy with that. smile.gif
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE(JessiesGirl @ Oct 12 2008, 03:39 PM) View Post

"If they don't believe, they don't get the benefit/enjoyment", they are happy with that. smile.gif

that's wonderful, I will use that for future references biggrin.gif , thankyou!

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:02 PM

Isaac is 8.5 and still believes in them all. I know with my sister and I we just worked it out eventually that it was our parents doing it, and that didn't cause any upset, it made you feel clever that you figured it out! We also heard whispers from friends who had figured it out early for whatever reason, so we just put it all together when I was about 10.

Children just seem to naturally discover how all these things work, be it through suggestions from their friends, or just putting the pieces together in their own way, or a bit of both. Often they have an inkling for a while before they tell you about it though, probably so they don't miss out through not believing anymore! What child wants to miss out on a stash of presents, whoever it comes from!

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:21 PM

Renee is nine and she still believes in all santa and the tooth fairy but this year at easter we went camping with older kids and they told her the easter bunny isnt real.
She sometimes asks if santa is real but I I say to her if you dont believe then you will not receive.... she seems happy with that and talks about what santa is going to bring her.
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:46 PM

hehe - my 11 year old step son confinded in me that he hasnt believed in them for a year but he hasnt told his mum or dad (and made me promise not to tell) so he can still get the presents tongue.gif
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

My 10 year old daughter has started to question me on this because some of the kids who don't believe have been calling her & a few of her friends a baby for believing.

I like to be as honest as I can when she asks me a question so the only thing I could think of saying is, that it's a part of life that when kids get older they stop believing in alot of things like that & when they do, the parents have to take over buying the presents. But I reassured her that if she does still truly believe then it's OK.

The only thing I could think of that is honest but without breaking her heart straight away.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:06 PM

My Mum STILL hasn't told my brother (19) or I (24) that Santa etc isn't real wink.gif

It always seemed to give her so much enjoyment .. I figured it out when I was about 8, I just never told my parents that I knew *shrug* Most of my friends were the same ..

Just throwing it out there wink.gif

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

Come to think of it... my parents never told me either LOL
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:29 PM

Much to my disgust, Jordan's step mother decided that he was now old enough to know they aren't real, and told him.

Bah! Let them believe for as long as they like I say.

It backfired on her though, as he still seems to believe!!
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE(Emma Mint @ Dec 18 2008, 02:29 PM) View Post

Much to my disgust, Jordan's step mother decided that he was now old enough to know they aren't real, and told him.

Bah! Let them believe for as long as they like I say.

It backfired on her though, as he still seems to believe!!


That's not right. I'd be furious.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

Emily is 11 and this is her first christmas not believing but I also have an idea Lachie 8 knows but is not saying.. ohmy.gif sad.gif
I hoped I would get another few years out of him

Whenever Emily mentions it to ask what shes getiing I keep saying "I dont know its up to Santa"



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:00 PM

Jazz (11.5) has mentioned to me a few times that "such and such says Santa isn't real" and has told me that she knows the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny are made up but she still believes in Santa.

I don't know if she really does or not but she doesn't seem too bothered about it all at the moment.


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE(AliBear @ Dec 18 2008, 03:38 PM) View Post

That's not right. I'd be furious.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:26 PM

when I was I think 12ish my mum told me that father Christmas stops giving presents once you become a teenager to enable him to provide presents to all the 'new' children in the world. she never told any of us he wasn't real. if H is like me, we;ll probably do the same thing when she gets to that age.




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